By Jan Widman
The Short Wing Piper Club celebrated its members and the Tri-Pacers, Pacers, Clippers, Vagabonds and Colts they fly at its annual convention, held this year in Middletown, Ohio, June 21-25. Amanda Wright Lane, the great grand-niece of the Wright brothers, was featured as the banquet speaker. The club’s Education Foundation, funded solely by donations, awarded five scholarships totaling $9,000 to students pursuing careers in aviation. The 2011 convention will be held in Spearfish, SD, from June 27-July 1.